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Samsung confirms fatal camera flaw on ‘limited number’ of Galaxy S5 smartphones


The Samsung Galaxy S5s 16-megapixel camera is one of its best assets, but its also turned into something of a liability for the company just weeks after launch. Complaints across internet forums have documented a major flaw with the camera on some devices — particularly the Verizon Wireless model — that renders the shooter useless. Theres no obvious cause behind the bug, but once the error is received, the camera hardware becomes permanently disabled. Users have taken afflicted S5 phones back to carrier stores and Samsungs own specialty sections at Best Buy in hopes of bringing the camera back to life, but only a physical exchange for a new device has remedied the problem so far.

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